These 10 practical tips for cleaning will ensure your home is sparkling clean
How much do you struggle to get furniture and other household items clean at home? Tables and chairs especially, when not cleaned for a long time can really get moldy and stained. But with the right ingredients, nothing is too dirty when you apply these practical tips for cleaning at home.
1 Scratched and Moldy Furniture
Prepare a solution of ½ cup vinegar and ½ cup olive oil and use this for cleaning mould stains and scratches. You’ll notice your furniture looking as good as new.
2 To Whiten Pillowcases
Mix a cup dish washing powder finely crumbled with a cup of washing powder, 1 cup bleach and ½ cup borax. Add hot water and wash the pillowcases with this.
3 Cleaning a Cupboard
Mix 2 spoons baking powder with 1 spoon vegetable oil. Clean your cupboard with this using a hard toothbrush.
4 Cleaning Taps and Shower Heads
Among practical tips for cleaning, vinegar cleans almost everything. Pour vinegar on taps and showerheads. Leave it for 20 minutes then wipe or rub. This gets rid of the lime scale and grime. If it isn’t clean after 20 minutes wrap the shower head in a plastic bag and allow vinegar to remain for an hour.
5 Cleaning Electric Irons
Irons can get really dirty. Cover your ironing board with thick brown paper. Sprinkle a lot of salt. Now heat the iron and make it hot. Run the iron over the salt. The dirt comes off easily.
6 Mold on Bathtubs
Dip some cotton balls in bleach, place them all over the mold and leave overnight. The next morning you will find the mold has loosened and can be cleaned with a toothbrush.
7 Cleaning a Stove Grate
Fat collected from a stove grate can be cleaned using ammonia. Place the grate in a plastic bag and add 2 to 3 teaspoons of ammonia cleaner. Leave overnight and rinse the next morning.
8 Cleaning Silverware
Silver ware can be cleaned by soaking them in a solution of boiling water and salt. But first line your sink with aluminum foil and then pour in the solution. Soak for 30 minutes and remove, the cutlery will be shiny and clean.
9 Microfiber Sofas
Stains from microfiber sofas can be removed by cleaning with a small brush dipped in spirit. You add a bit of baking powder to get rid of the odor.
10 The Kitchen Sink
Clean the sink with soap and water, then spray a film of vinegar and hydrogen peroxide and allow it to dry naturally. If it is stainless steel then buff the sink with mineral oil and a soft cloth to prevent further mold.
It is much better to rely on practical tips for cleaning rather than spend money of expensive chemical cleaners.